Tadej Pogačar happy with 'small victory' over Jonas Vingegaard on Puy de Dôme

The Slovenian took eight seconds back on his Danish rival on stage nine of the Tour de France

Tadej Pogačar distances Jonas Vingegaard on the Puy de Dôme
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Jonas Vingegaard might still be in yellow at the Tour de France, but the vibe has shifted, with his great rival Tadej Pogačar seemingly resurgent. All appeared lost after the first day in the Pyrenees, but the gap between the pair now stands at just 18 seconds on the first rest day.

It is the duel that this Tour promised, and appears to be delivering, between Vingegaard of Jumbo-Visma, the defending champion, and Pogačar, the greatest rider of his generation, and the man who won in 2020 and 2021.

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